New Twist in Ugly War: Hrithik Proposed To Kangana In 2014 Right After His Divorce Announcement
As if the legal tussle between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut was less bizarre that now there is another twist in the tale! From calling each other mentally unstable and insane to passing sly comments about each other on social media platforms, we indeed have never seen such an ugly side of a break-up.
After publically declaring their hatred and dislike for each other by slapping legal notices at each other, some more bizarre details of their love affair have emerged! A close friend of Kangana revealed that Kangana and Hrithik were all set to marry each other. It was after Hrithik announced his divorce in 2014 that he proposed to Kangana in Paris! Yes. Like a dreamy proposal.
After meeting his parents in London he flew over to meet her in the French capital. He had brought the ring along. This was the proposal: “You may think this is coming out of a rebound. But I have no doubts about our future happiness because you are the only person who has never judged me. And I have felt a strong connection with you from Day One.”
That was January 2014. In December 2013, Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Roshan had made their split public and he had immediately called her to ask her to marry him. Kangana, a close friend told Mirror, obviously had doubts whether Hrithik was proposing on the rebound. After the assurance, she said “yes”. She had to.
But by February 2014, he had started avoiding her when he resumed shooting for his action thriller Bang Bang. Their relationship went through crests and troughs throughout 2014. By December, it was officially over but it was only in March 2016 that the torn pieces from the Ex-files became public.
On Wednesday, Mirror had reported how both Kangana and Hrithik had sent each other legal notices — him asking her not to refer to him as his ex in public; Kangana daring him to reveal their email exchanges.
Soon after, a close friend of the Queen sat us down with the promise of revealing “almost everything” about the relationship between the two.
“It started out as a friendship between two people who were both going through a rough patch, during the shooting of Kites in 2009. His marriage was in trouble and his relationship with his Kites co-star, Mexican modelactress Barbara Mori, wasn’t working out. Kangana was going through troubles of her own and they found solace in each other’s company and became good friends,” the source said.
The friendship blossomed into something serious when Hrithik began pursuing her for Krrish 3, his home production. “Even though Kangana’s career was not exactly shining at the time, she said no to Hrithik. She felt rather uncomfortable with the attention he was showing,” the friend said.
Hrithik, however, wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. After being pursued for six months, Kangana said “yes”. “That’s when they got into a relationship after he confided in her that he and his wife (Sussanne) slept in separate bedrooms. However, Kangana could never talk about the relationship openly as Hrithik had told her categorically that he would never divorce Sussanne,” the friend continued.
Realising that her affair with Hrithik would always remain a clandestine one, Kangana took off to Milan once shooting for Krrish 3 ended, alone – much like she would do in her award-winning film Queen later. In real life, she went on a shopping spree, all by herself; in reel life, she went for her honeymoon, all by herself.
In December 2013, however, a call from Hrithik took her by surprise. He told her that he was divorcing Sussanne. Kangana was in Switzerland at the time and Hrithik in the US. “She was on top of the world as he also told her he wanted to marry her after the divorce,” Kangana’s friend said. But doubts cropped up in her mind. She didn’t know whether Hrithik was serious or not. She kept saying that maybe he wanted to be with her on the rebound,” the friend pointed out.
To put all her doubts to rest, Hrithik popped the question when she was in Paris, the city of love. But From then, the relationship mostly went downhill.
“In the first week of February, soon after he resumed shooting for Bang Bang, Hrithik stopped communicating with her. Kangana took off for a vacation in New York where she heard rumours about his growing closeness to his Bang Bang costar Katrina Kaif. On February 14, she confronted him about the rumours when Hrithik called her and asked him to be honest with her. He only wanted to know if anyone was aware of the engagement. When Kangana told him that she had informed her family about it, he said that she had misunderstood his intentions,” the friend said.
Kangana realised that her groom had bolted before reaching the shaadi ka mandap. She took it in her stride and moved on.
“But Hrithik wasn’t done yet. Soon after Kangana won the National Award for Queen in March 2014, he called, begging her to forgive him and take him back,” the friend said.
Enter, the superstar
The award changed Kangana’s life in more ways than one. Not only was she being commended for her solid acting skills and straying off the beaten path, a young superstar had started wooing her. The two had hit it off at an awards function. “But Hrithik felt insecure. He confronted her and asked if she wanted to tel him something. She told him not to be insecure about their relationship, but that didn’t appease him,” the friend said.
“The final blow to their on-again, offagain relationship came in May 2014 at Karan Johar’s party. They hadn’t spoken for a couple of weeks. When they met at KJo’s party, Kangana put her hand on Hrithik’s arm. He reacted angrily and asked her how could she have set up a date with another actor for the following Wednesday,” the friend said.
“Kangana didn’t know what had hit her. Had the two been gossiping behind her back? How else could Hrithik have known about the meeting, she kept asking as she took the elevator.”
It must have been the email
“Kangana then realised that the young actor had shared his email address with her. She realised that Hrithik could have hacked into her email account may have been impersonating him. Two days later, her fears came true when she met the young superstar again and he asked her out for coffee –he was clueless about the episode with Hrithik which meant that he was obviously not gossiping behind her back.
“She then pointed out to Rangoli (Kangana’s sister and manager) that some of her mails had disappeared. She always knew that Hrithik was very tech-savvy. Shaken up by the, she called up Rakesh Roshan and told him that if her suspicions were true, Hrithik could land into a lot of trouble for cybercrime.
“Papa Roshan was really shaken by the conversation and told her that he would speak to Hrithik about it. She deleted the account and decided to wash her hands of the affair,” the friend said.
“But Hrithik finally managed to get his way. He and Kangana were back together. This time she gave him the password to her new account so he could check on her mails officially, but that didn’t make things any better between them. Even though industry friends believed them to be in an intense relationship, referring to her as “bhabhi” in private, Hrithik preferred to project a Casanova image after his divorce came through.
“Kangana was also upset that while Hrithik wished everybody on Twitter before the big release, he never bucked her up for Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Katti Batti. Obviously, Hrithik had gone back to his secretive ways.
“Hrithik had also started keeping an eye on her. He had a man posted outside her apartment to report on Kangana’s movements, knew who she interacted with, which flight she was taking, where she was going etc.
“She knew that she was in a downward spiral. She was emotionally attached to Hrithik, having been in a two-year relationship. At the same time, she wanted to date a man who was unencumbered; somebody with whom she could go out and not be confined behind closed doors. She wanted to end it. But Hrithik was not ready to let her go. He made things ugly,” the friend said.
By this time, the rumour mills were working overtime.
“There were blind items appearing in gossip column, stories put out that he had her thrown out of the race of contenders for Aashiqui 3 when he was in talks with Bhushan Kumar and Mohit Suri for the musical. There were also murmurs of her sending him erotic texts and nude pictures of hers and his co-stars messages to stay away from him.
“Sure they exchanged intimate texts like any normal couple does, but she never texted his co-stars. We never imagined that he would stoop so low to tarnish her reputation,” the friend said.
He has also brought up the subject of her suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome. The friend points out that he heard about the ailment from Kangana herself after Reema Kagti approached her for her film, Mr Challu, in which her character suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome which prevents her from lying even though the hero is a compulsive liar. “Hrithik visited her that night and she told him about Reema’s script. He responded by pointing out that she also had the same problem and couldn’t lie about their relationship. After that he often provoked her by mentioning the syndrome, even bringing it up in the notice, despite knowing that it is not a bipolar, medical condition and only reflects a rare straightforwardness,” reasons the friend.
“She wants to move on, maybe she can find happiness with someone else. He thought he could intimidate her with his legal notice, get her to make a public apology. But apology for what? What did she do wrong,” the friend asked.